Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wanna go shopping? Challenge

I went 'shopping' a little while back and made the side opening card for a challenge of Lesley's over on Scrapbook Outlet. I 'bought' from a list of items; Vellum, Lace Cardstock and Tree...I needed to come up with a layout using these three items but since I've been in a scrapping slump I asked if I could make a card. I started off trying to do something funky and with a different tree but think Funky isn't my thing, lol. I'm tickled pink with how this turned out though. I won a RAK from Lesley too, whooo. For the second one I used mono glue on everything....and then I remembered the vellum too late :S It was also used for Susan's Monochromatic challenge at The Crop Room which I think I cheated on just a tiny weeny bit...the bling is kinda icy blue and matches the kinda icy blue in the Basic Grey patterned paper.

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On the Job

This is one of the jobs Anne and I are currently on. It's not really a gardening job, more like a clean up/makeover. But it's the stuff we like to do. Hard yakka and a real good feeling when it's done. We're removing Wandering Jew and taking it to the refuse station. Unloading the trailer is a job in itself and we did it twice this day.

Below is the result after almost 5hrs. We needed to complete a couple of other odd jobs around the gardens, moving pups (as in plants not puppy dogs ;)) and going over previously weeded garden. The pile of dead matter is from a big old ponga tree to the left of the photo, almost out of view.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Where did they go.....

...all the pics I uploaded today? Even the picassa icon's gone! and does anyone know why this pop's up on my page?

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I was over at Niella's and Bree's last night and seeing all the owls I remembered these and had to post 'em. I was at Te Puke craft market held at the town hall with a stall of my own and these tea cosy's were for sale at another table. I thought they were so cute and had to take a pic inlight of all the Owlie items around at the mo. I'll have to check the pic in zoom but I think they're $12 plus post if you're interested.

Gotta go, better get. My day off work today, heaps to do that's not getting done.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Scrapbooking Friends Fall Crop

Possibly my favourites.
A scrap lift challenge completed over the last 10 days at Scrapbooking Friends Fall Crop.
Deadline dates tomorrow and I've hardly done a thing!
Figures huh!
SF hold four seasonal Crops over the year with donated prizes, lots of games and loads and loads of fun!
There's a heap of layout challenges too but since I can't scrap right now I'm entering card challenges instead.
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Use Scallops anywhere on your layout. I didn't have my nesties when I made this so the scallop circle is hand cut. Practically a lift from For Keeps Creative Paper. Issue 69 2008.
I LOVE these three papers. I can't imagine how old the beige and rosebuds pp are, a gift from Regina (thanku!!) a long time ago....saving it for that perfect photo that never took place. Dimensional Magic is used on the Basic Grey Giraffes.

I wish I could take better pics. I've given up taking photo's in different rooms to get the best light. These are done in my scrapspace infront of a window.

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Card Lotto

These are for Patty aka Memory Collector.
Have you heard of Card Lotto?
Sign up and if your name's drawn you win 4 handmade cards from everyone else that signed.
Recently that equates to 40 cards!!
I used 7Gypsies to make these. Bazzil Cardstock, a HS chipboard heart (thanks Lara), bling brads, heart brads and patterned paper.

So are you getting sick of these cards yet? Think of it as my way of making up for being away so least you know I did something :P

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Arlenes: Christmas Card without red or green.
Queen & Co's felt and Heidi Swapps tiny flower jewels.....can you see them?
Used the Swiss Spot embossing folder on Basic Grey patterned paper.
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Kims: use stickers and alter 'em, use on a Valentines card.
Lots of Kindy Glitz on the stickers...the only stickers I rckon I own.
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Lois's Christmas Card Challenge, use a sketch.
Bazzil, Basic Grey Scraps, a Prima flower and a bling flower courtesy of one of SBO's monthly kits
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Use at least two different punches on a card.
Lifted this straight out of Aussie Paper Crafts.
Issue #61 2007. A freebie mag, in the back of another.
Bazzil, Kindy Glitzed 'petals' and the stamp is one of several from a Simple Stamps set; A Confession, sold at
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World Card Day

Remember World Card Day? At The Crop Room we turned it into World Card Week with challenges and prizes. This chllng had to feature a butterfly anyway you liked.
Bazzil, Basic Grey, scallop circle cut and embossed with a nestie and the butterfly is a years old diecut.
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A turn at Cards.

I've never been much of a cardmaker. Unless you sell them for a living, broke and can't afford ready made there's always Paper Plus? No? Too right! So I've been making cards and absolutely suprisingly, amazingly, knock me over with a feather - enjoying the process!! Me! Yeah! I'm using up bits of my stash that I've had for ages and in a lot of cases - years!

I won, a while back a RAK of Halloween goodies from Donna Meuli - all the makings for a Halloween banner made by Making Memories + cute brads, diecuts etc.... I definitely wasn't going to be making up no banner! But I was thrilled to win this pack of goodies 'cos I'm going to lift Donna's idea of a layout about the Scooby Doo collection in her home. Dd is nutty over Scooby and has all the um...stuff. I also made a Halloween card, just for fun. I'll work on the layout when I'm out of the funk.

The goodies including a pic of the
banner and the card I made.

Crud, this is bit messy looking :P


Yeah, I know - I read it often on other blogs....Where have I been?..... I know I haven't been posting but....Must keep up the blog..... I promise to......Lifes been hectic....and so on. Well I got Track Sided, big time and I know it should be side tracked but my ex MIL use to watch Track Side years ago and it's always anywho.... School Hols came and went and that's a whole other story. I was delighted to be back at work. I'm a tad better organised, go to bed earlier and feel better for it, there's also a purpose to getting up in the morning besides getting the kiddo off to the school bus.

I've also hit a funk!! I'm no longer interested in Scrapping. Shock, horror!! I thought it would've been a short term thing, I'll get over it right? But the more I tried to create a layout the more frustrated I became, the more precious product I felt I'd wasted. None of the layouts I created when the funk first hit tickled me, so for now I've given it up. I'm sure it'll come back one day but not just yet...I'm having fun making cards :)